MAY 2015

01/05/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements with reference to the Finance Bill:
1. The Parliament approves the Finance Bill for a period of one year at a time, which becomes the Finance Act.
2. Parliament has to pass the Finance Bill within 45 days of its introduction. (75 DAYS)
3. Finance Bill is taken up for consideration and passing after the Appropriation Bill is passed.
Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

Explanation: only 2nd statement is wrong. Parliament has to pass the Finance Bill within 75 days of its introduction.

Q2 : Which of the following is/are correctly matched?
1. Narayan Sarovar: Gujarat.
2. Dal Lake: Jammu & Kashmir.
3. Ashtamudi Lake: Tamil Nadu. (KERALA)
4. Loktak Lake: Nagaland. (MANIPUR)
5. Chilka Lake: Odisha.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Correct
Solution: c.
Explanation: Ashtamudi lake is in Kerala and Loktak in Manipur.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_of_India.
Q3 : Which of the following is/are correctly matched?
1. Kanha: Madhya Pradesh
2. Manas: Assam
3. Similipal: Odisha
4. Bhadra: Karnataka
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Correct
Solution: d.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_reserves_of_India.

Q4 : With reference to the Marshall Islands, consider the following statements
1. They are located near the Tropic of Cancer in the Pacific ocean
2. They are the only surviving colony of the United States of America conquered during the World War – II and held as a protectorate state even today
3. The Marshall Islands use US Dollar as their official currency
Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?
Correct
Solution: b)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Islands
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=120032

Q5 : Scansoriopterygid is a
Correct
Solution: b)
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tiny-dinosaur-fossil-discovered-inchina/article7160270.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scansoriopterygidae

02/05/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements:
1. The National Green Tribunal, in a recent order, has banned all diesel vehicles over ten years old from plying in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. (DELHI & NCR)
2. National Green Tribunal is a constitutional body and is headed by the prime Minister of India.
3. It is mandatory to obtain permission from the National Green Tribunal before notifying any new Tiger Reserve in the Country.
Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

Explanation: All the three statements are wrong. The ban is applicable only to Delhi and National Capital Region.

NGT is a Statutory Body.

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act:
1. The Act defines two eminent persons, to be included in the commission, as those who have been either the Judges of the Supreme Court or the Chief Justices of High Courts.
2. According to the provisions of the Act, the president of India cannot ask the Commission to reconsider its recommendation.
3. The commission will be headed by the Chief Justice of India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Explanation: The Act does not define term “eminent persons”.

The statement of objects and reasons of the law states that the president of India may, if necessary, require the commission to reconsider the recommendation. However, if the commission makes unanimous recommendations on such a reconsideration, then the president shall make the appointment.

Q3 : With reference to May Day, consider the following statements:

  1. It corresponds to the International Workers’ Day that is celebrated in many countries around the world.
  2. In India, the first May Day was celebrated in 1923 in Chennai.
  3. This day is also celebrated as Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day in India.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Q4 : Consider the following statements:

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a seismically active region.
  2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are located in a subduction zone where the Indian Plate is going underneath the Burmese Plate.
  3. Andaman Islands fall under Zone-II in seismic zones category.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Explanation: Andaman Islands fall under Zone V which is the most seismically active region.

Q5 : Bureau of Indian Standards, based on the past seismic history, has grouped the country into four seismic zones. Which of the following regions come under Zone-V, which is the most seismically active region?
1. Rann of Kutch in Gujarat
2. Parts of Jammu and Kashmir
3. Sikkim
4. Himachal Pradesh
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

04/05/2015

Q1 : Consider the following statements:
1. CERN is a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.
2. Israel is the first non-European country granted full membership and currently, India has observer status in CERN
3. CERN is also the place the World Wide Web was first implemented.
Which of the above statement is/are correct?

Q2 : With reference to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), consider the following statements:
1. Presently, it is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
2. It was built by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) along with CERN
3. One of its aims is to prove or disprove the existence of the theorized Higgs boson
Which of the above statement is/are correct?

Explanation: it was solely built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Q3 : Which of the following festivals are celebrated to mark the beginning of the traditional New Year according to the Hindu calendar?
1. Cheti Chand
2. Ugadi
3. Onam
4. Gudi Padava
5. Makar Sankranti
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_New_Year’s_days.

Q4 : The National Waterway-four (NW-4) runs through:

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Waterway_4_(India).

05/05/2015

Q1 : With reference to Gegeneophis tejaswini, the newly found species in Western Ghats, consider the following statements:
1. The species is named after the Tejaswini river in south Karnataka. (North kerala)
2. IUCN has classified this species as Endangered Species.
3. It is the 1st Gegeneophis (genus of amphibian) species discovered from Kerala. (12th in Western Ghat & 4th from Kerala )
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Explanation: It is named after the Tejaswini river in north Kerala. It is the 12th Gegeneophis species
discovered from the Western Ghats and the fourth from Kerala.

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the National Food Security Act (NFSA):
1. Since Jammu & Kashmir has its own Food Security Act, it is not covered under the NFSA. (Extent to whole India)
2. According to the provisions of the Act, Gram Panchayats are responsible for determining eligibility. (State Govt.)
3. The central government will provide funds to states in case of short supplies of food grains.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Explanation: It extends to the whole of India and the states are responsible for determining eligibility.

Q3 : With reference to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, consider the following statements:
1. Under the provisions of the Act, the choice of declaring any area as ‘disturbed’ vests both with state and central government.
2. The decision of the government to declare a particular area ‘disturbed’ cannot be challenged in a court of law.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Q4 : Under which of the following conditions, can the government declare Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act AFSPA in a state?
1. When the local administration fails to deal with local issues and the police prove inefficient to cope with them.
2. When the scale of unrest or instability in the state is too large for the police to handle.
3. When the President’s Rule is extended beyond one year.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

06/05/2015

Q1 : Which of the following are not the Sub Schemes under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana?
1. Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern Region.
2. National Mission for Protein Supplements.
3. National Saffron Mission.
4. National Bamboo Mission.
5. Vidharbha Intensive Irrigation Development Programme.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Explanation:
The sub-schemes under RKSY are:-
Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern Region.
Initiative on Vegetable Clusters.
National Mission for Protein Supplements.
Saffron Mission.
Vidharbha Intensive Irrigation Development Programme.
Promotion of Oil Palm.
Nutri Cereals.
Accelerated fodder development programme.
Rainfed area development programme.

Q2 : With reference to the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, consider the following statements:
1. It seeks to achieve 6% annual growth in agriculture through development of Agriculture and its allied sectors. (4%)
2. Under the Scheme, it is mandatory for the states to prepare district and State Agriculture Plans.
3. According to the Scheme, the projects of the State Governments are approved by the State Level Sanctioning Committees (SLSCs) under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister of the respective States. (Chairmanship of Chief Secretary)
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Explanation:
The scheme seeks to achieve 4% annual growth in agriculture through development of Agriculture and its allied sectors. The projects of the State Governments are approved by the State Level Sanctioning Committees (SLSCs) under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary of the respective States.

Q3 : With reference to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill,2013 consider the following statements:
1. The Bill seeks to establish state level regulatory authorities called Real Estate Regulatory Authorities (RERAs). ( Real Estate Appellate Tribunals)
2. The Bill abolishes all state level tribunals and establishes a single national level Real Estate Appellate Tribunal.
3. The Bill includes a condition that prohibits a developer from changing the plan in a project unless 2/3rd of the allottees have agreed for such a change.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Explanation: The Bill establishes state level tribunals called Real Estate Appellate Tribunals. Decisions of called Real Estate Regulatory Authorities (RERAs) can be appealed in these tribunals.

Q4 : Based on the following information, identify the Missile:
1. It is a medium range Surface to Air missile.
2. It is India’s first indigenously designed, developed and produced air defence system missile.
3. These missiles are designed to be launched from static or mobile platforms, including battle tanks and wheeled trucks, providing flexible deployment.
4. It flies at supersonic speed, reaching around Mach 2.5.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q5 : In the context of the Land Swap Deal between India and Bangladesh, consider the following statements:
1. The deal requires an amendment to the Constitution of India ratified by both Houses of Parliament with a two-thirds  majority.
2. Under this deal, the enclave (which will be exchanged) residents could continue to reside at their present location or move to the country of their choice.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

07/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. Outdoor air pollution as a whole, especially the particulate matter, has been declared as class-1 cancer-causing agent (carcinogen) in 2013 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
    2. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is an NGO working independent of governments and UN agencies in the field of cancer

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
  • 2. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. This port is located in the Gulf of Oman
    2. The port was partially built by India in the 1990s to provide access to Afghanistan and Central Asia, bypassing Pakistan
    3. This port is located in Iran

    The above statements refer to which of the following ports?

    • a) Chabhar
    • b) Gwadar
    • c) Bandar Abbas
    • d) Humbantota
  • 3. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. Statutory protection to whistle blowers in the country was given by the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011.
    2. Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011 required an amendment to ta section of he Constitution of India.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
  • 4. Question

    With reference to the island of ‘Katchatheevu’, consider the following statements:

    1. It is a densely populated island administered by Sri Lanka
    2. It was ceded by India to Sri Lanka
    3. The island has been declared sacred by Sri Lankan government due to the location of holy site belonging to Buddhists

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 2 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 5. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. Article 124 of the Indian Constitution says that the Supreme Court Judges should be appointed by the President based on the recommendations made by the Collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India.
    2. Collegium system received constitutional status in April, 1993.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None

 

08/05/2015

Q1 : Which of the following statements is/are Correct?
1. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) will be available to people in the age group 18 to 70 years.
2. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) will be available to people in the age group of 18 to 50 years.
3. Atal Pension Yojna (APY) will be available to people in the age group of 18 to 40 years.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Q2 : Consider the following statements with reference to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF):
1. It was constituted for the purpose of specialized response to both natural and man-made disasters.
2. The NDRF functions under the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) which lays down the policies, plans and guidelines for disaster management.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Q3 : With reference to the National Green Tribunal NGT, consider the following statements:
1. The National Green Tribunal has been established under the provisions of Environmental Protection Act 1986 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental.
2. The Tribunal is mandated to make and endeavor for disposal of applications or appeals finally within3 months of filing of the same. (Within 6 Months)
3. The Chairman of the tribunal is required to be a serving or retired Chief Justice of a High Court or a judge of the Supreme Court of India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Q4 : With reference to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, which was recently passed in the Lok Sabha consider the following statements:
1. According to the provisions of the Bill, if a minor commits a crime at an age between 16 and 18, but is caught when he has turned 21, should be tried under the Indian Penal Code and not juvenile laws.
2. The Bill seeks to establish a statutory status for the Child Adoption Resources Authority (CARA).
3. Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) and Child Welfare Committees (CWC) will be constituted in each state.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

http://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/the-juvenile-justice-care-and-protection-of-children-bill-2014-3362/
http://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/Juvenile%20Justice/JJ%20Bill%20amendments.pdf

09/05/2015

Q1 : Identify the River, based on the following information:
1. It is the Second largest tributary river of the Ganges, (Ganga) in India.
2. It originates from Champasar Glacier in Uttarakhand.
3. It merges with the Ganges at Triveni Sangam, Allahabad.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

YAMUNA

Q2 ‘: The Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) is a bilateral project between the Government of India and:

Q3 : Identify the country based on the following information:
1. It is located in East Asia.
2. The only country with a land border to this country is North Korea.
3. This country has Yellow Sea to its west, to the south is the East China Sea, and to the east is Ulleung-do and Liancourt Rocks in the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
SOUTH KOREA

Q4 : Consider the following statements regarding the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA):
1. It is the only statutory body under the aegis of the Ministry of Micro, small and Medium Industries
2. It monitors the prices of decontrolled drugs in order to keep them at reasonable levels.
3. It is entrusted with the task of recovering amounts overcharged by manufacturers for the controlled drugs from the consumers.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Q5: Which of the following features of the Indian Constitution were borrowed from the British Constitution?
1. Cabinet System of Ministers
2. Directive Priniples of State Policy
3. Post of Prime Minister
4. Bicameral Parliament
5. Speaker in Lok Sabha
6. Fundamental Duties
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

11/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    Consider the following statements regarding the Gir wildlife sanctuary:

    1. It is the only place in the whole of Asia where the Asiatic lion is now found.
    2. The Gir region has a dry scrub land and open deciduous forest.
    3. It is spread through the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 2 and 3 Only
    • b) 1 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
  • 2. Question

    Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

    1. INS Sardar Patel: Gujarat.
    2. INS Mandovi: Goa
    3. INS Kadamba: Karwar
    4. INS Dwarka: Gujarat

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1,2 and 3 Only
    • b) 2,3 and 4 Only
    • c) 1, 3 and 4 Only
    • d) All
  • 3. Question

    With reference to BrahMos Missile, consider the following statements:

    1. It is the world’s fastest cruise missile in operation.
    2. These missiles are jointly being developed by India and Russia.
    3. These missiles can only be launched from land.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 4. Question

    Consider the following statements with reference to Dada Saheb Phalke award:

    1. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of  Culture.
    2. Prithviraj Kapoor is the sole posthumous recipient of this Award.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
  • 5. Question

    With reference to the Assam Record, which was signed in 1985, consider the following statements:

    1. It was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between the Government of India and the Government of Bangladesh.
    2. As per the Accord, those Bangladeshis who came between 1966 and 1971 will be barred from voting for ten years.
    3. According to the accord, all persons who crossed over from Bangladesh after 1971 are to be deported.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 2 and 3 Only
    • b) 1 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All

 

12/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    With reference to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), consider the following statements:

    1. It is a Constitutional body established through a constitutional amendment
    2. The Chairman of NHRC should be a retired Chief Justice of India.
    3. The chairman and members of the commission are appointed on the recommendation of a 3 member committee consisting of Prime Minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 2 Only
    • d) 1 and 3 Only
  • 2. Question

    Who among the following are the Ex officio members of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?

    1. Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Caste
    2. Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
    3. Chairman of National Commission for Minorities
    4. Chairman of National Commission for Women
    5. Chairman of National Commission for Backward Classes
    6. Chairman of National Commission for Children

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1,2,3 and 4 Only
    • b) 1,2,3,4 and 5 Only
    • c) 2,3,4,5 and 6 Only
    • d) All
  • 3. Question

    Whom among the following does the President of India appoint?

    1. The Attorney General.
    2. The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners.
    3. Governors of States.
    4. The Chairman and other Members of the Union Public Service Commission.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1,2 and 3 Only
    • b) 2,3 and 4 Only
    • c) 1, 3 and 4 Only
    • d) All
  • 4. Question

    With reference to the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill, consider the following statements:

    1. It has been termed as a money bill by the speaker of Lok Sabha.
    2. According to the Bill, undisclosed foreign income or assets shall be taxed at the rate of 50%.
    3. According to the provisions of the Bill, the tax liability on an overseas property would be computed on the basis of its current market price, not the price at which it was acquired.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 5. Question

    With reference to the New Development Bank, consider the following statements:

    1. The decision to set up this bank was taken at the 5th BRICS summit held in Durban, South Africa in 2013.
    2. The bank will be headquartered in Kolkata, India.
    3. It functions under the aegis of World Bank.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) None
  • 6. Question

    With reference to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), consider the following statements:

    1. It is a part of the Department of Commerce in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
    2. It is India’s official Financial Action Task Force unit.
    3. The Central Board of Excise and Customs was merged with the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in 1964.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 2 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
  • 7. Question

    With reference to the Banking Ombudsman Scheme (BOS), consider the following statements:

    1. It was introduced by the Government of India in 1995.
    2. The Reserve Bank operates the Scheme, free of cost, so as to make it accessible to all.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None

 16/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    With reference to UNESCO world heritage sites, consider the following statements:

    1. Both Cultural Properties and Natural Properties are eligible to be listed as World Heritage Sites.
    2. There are 32 World Heritage Properties in India.
    3. Egypt is home to the largest number of World Heritage Sites in the world.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
  • 2. Question

     

    With reference to Ngapang, a fish which is found in Manipur, consider the following statements:

    1. It is a new species of cuttlefish
    2. The fish has a thoracic adhesive apparatus that helps it cling on to the rocky riverbed in mountains against strong currents.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
  • 3. Question

    With reference to e-Tourist Visa Facility scheme, consider the following statements:

    1. Diplomatic Passport Holders are not eligible under the scheme.
    2. Visas issued under this scheme will be for multiple-entry and exit.
    3. Visas issued under this scheme will be valid for only 30 days’ stay from the date of arrival in India.

     

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) None
  • 4. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. The decision to grant special category status to States lie with the National Development Council.
    2. In order to achieve the status of a special category state, a state has to project itself as socioeconomically or strategically vulnerable state.
    3. The special category states get 50% of the total assistance for all states.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 5. Question

    The factors, on the basis of which the National Development Council decides whether a State should be accorded special status or not, includes:

    1. hilly and difficult terrain.
    2. low population density and or sizeable share of tribal population.
    3. strategic location along borders with neighboring countries.
    4. economic and infrastructure backwardness and non-viable nature of state finances.
    5. Low infant and maternity mortality rate.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1, 2 and 3 Only
    • b) 1, 2, 4 and 5 Only
    • c) 2, 3, 4 and 5 Only
    • d) 1,2,3 and 4
  • 6. Question

    The Presidential awards for Classical Tamil includes:

    1. Thokappiyar Award.
    2. Kural Pitam Award.
    3. Young Scholar Awards.
    4. Kannagi Awards.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1,2 and 4 Only
    • b) 2, 3 and 4 Only
    • c) 1, 3 and 4 Only
    • d) 1, 2 and 3 Only
  • 7. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. An Infrastructure Debt Fund set up as a Mutual Fund (MF) is regulated by SEBI.
    2. An Infrastructure Debt Fund set up as a Non-Banking Financing Company (NBFC) is regulated by the Reserve Bank of India.
    3. RBI has allowed only Indians to invest in debt instruments floated by Infrastructure Debt Funds.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All

 18/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    Which of the following are correctly matched?

    1. Patagonian Desert: Argentina
    2. Great Victoria Desert: Australia
    3. Great Basin Desert: United States

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
  • 2. Question

    The Kalahari Desert is spread across:

    1. Botswana
    2. Namibia
    3. South Africa.
    4. Zambia

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1,2 and 4 Only
    • b) 1, 2, and 3 Only
    • c) 2, 3 and 4 Only
    • d) 1, 3 and 4 Only
  • 3. Question

    With reference to Maharana Pratap, consider the following statements:

    1. He was the ruler of Mewar.
    2. He was victorious in the Battle of Dewar.
    3. Battle of Haldighati was fought between the armies of Pratap and Akbar.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 4. Question

    With reference to Mongolia which of the below statements is/are correct?

    1. It is a landlocked Asian country.
    2. It lies between Siberia on the north and China on the south.
    3. The famous leader, Ghengis Khan, is from this country.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 5. Question

    With reference to the National Company Law Tribunal, consider the following statements:

    1. It will be established under the Companies Act, 2013.
    2. It is a successor body of the Company Law Board.
    3. It is a quasi-judicial body.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) All

 19/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. The first woman to become a Governor of a state in India was Sarojini Naidu.
    2. The term of governor’s office is 5 years and it cannot be terminated earlier.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
  • 2. Question

    With reference to Central Vigilance Commission, consider the following statements:

    1. It was conferred with statutory status in 2003.
    2. It submits its report to the President of India.
    3. Chief Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioners are appointed by the Union Cabinet

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) 1 and 2 Only
  • 3. Question

    With reference to Polavaram Project consider the following statements:

    1. The Project has been accorded national project status by the central government.
    2. The Project involves constructing a dam across the Godavari River.
    3. It is a World Bank funded project.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 4. Question

    With reference World Health Assembly (WHA), which is held annually, consider the following statements:

    1. World Health Assembly (WHA) is an arm of the United Nations
    2. 2015 World Health Assembly (WHA) was held in Geneva.
    3. The Assembly is composed of health ministers from member states.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All

 20/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    With reference to Astrosat, India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite, consider the following statements:

    1. It was first launched on board the GSLV.
    2. It will facilitate simultaneous observations of celestial bodies and cosmic sources in X-ray and UV spectral bands.
    3. ASTROSAT is the first mission to be operated as a space observatory by ISRO.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 2. Question

     

    The Delhi State Assembly has the power to make laws with respect to all the matters in the State List or in the Concurrent List of the Constitution of India except:

    1. Public Order
    2. Police
    3. Tax on liquor
    4. Land

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1, 2 and 4 Only
    • b) 1, 3 and 4 Only
    • c) 1, 2 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 3. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. The Lt Governor of Delhi appoints the Chief Minister of Delhi.
    2. The Ministers in the Delhi Cabinet hold office during the pleasure of the President.
    3. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has the power to summon, prorogue or dissolve the Assembly.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 1 and 3 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) All
  • 4. Question

     

    With reference to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, consider the following statements:

    1. The Chairman of the committee is appointed by the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
    2. A Minister is not eligible to be elected as a member of the Committee.
    3. The term of office of members of the Committee is five years.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) 1 and 3 Only

 21/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    With reference to Astra Missiles, consider the following statements:

    1. It is the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) surface-to-air missile.
    2. It is the smallest of the DRDO-developed missiles.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
    Incorrect
    Solution: bExplanation: it is an air-to-air missile.
  • 2. Question

    With reference to Man Booker International Prize, consider the following statements:

    1. It is awarded annually.
    2. It is awarded to a living author of any nationality.
    3. It is awarded to authors who have published fiction either in English or in English translation.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
    Correct
    Solution: bExplanation: it is awarded once in two years.
  • 3. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. Heat waves form when high pressure aloft strengthens and remains over a region for several days.
    2. Heat waves are observed only in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
    Correct
    Solution: aExplanation: Heat Waves are observed both in Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
  • 4. Question

    With reference to Great Indian Bustard, consider the following statements:

    1. It is currently listed under the category of Critically Endangered birds by the IUCN.
    2. It usually inhabits arid and semi-arid grasslands with scattered short scrub, bushes and low intensity cultivation in flat or gently undulating terrain.
    3. It is endemic to that desert in Rajasthan.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: cExplanation: It occurs in the Indian Subcontinent, with former strongholds in the Thar desert in the north-west and the Deccan tableland of the Peninsula. It has been extirpated from 90% of its former range and is now principally confined to Rajasthan, with smaller populations in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh.

 23/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    With reference to the Law Commission of India consider the following statements:

    1. It is an executive body established by an order of the Government of India.
    2. The first Law Commission was established in 1834 under the Charter Act of 1833 under the Chairmanship of Lord Macaulay.
    3. It works as an advisory body to the Ministry of Law and Justice.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: dReference: http://www.lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/main.htm#a1.
  • 2. Question

     

    Which of the following Union Territories have Lieutenant Governors designated as their administrators?

    1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    2. Puducherry
    3. Delhi
    4. Chandigarh

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1, 3 and 4 Only
    • b) 1, 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 2, 3 and 4 Only
    • d) All
  • 3. Question

    Inter-state councils in India are established by?

    • a) President
    • b) Union Cabinet
    • c) Parliament
    • d) Rajya Sabha
    Correct
    Solution: aReference: http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/formations.html.
  • 4. Question

    With reference to Union Territories in India consider the following statements

    1. Chandigarh is administered by Administrator appointed by the Union Cabinet
    2. Administrator of an Union Territory enjoys equal powers of Governor of a full-fledged state

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
  • 1. Question

    With reference to John Nash, a Mathematician and Nobel Laureate who passed away recently, consider the following statements:

    1. He was a prominent economist
    2. He was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in mathematics for his work in game theory.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
    Incorrect
    Solution: dHe was a mathematician, but his work was used extensively in economics.There is no Nobel Prize for Mathematics.
  • 2. Question

    Which of the following special benefits are available under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme:

    1. Accidental insurance cover of Rs.1.00 lac
    2. Life insurance cover of Rs.30,000/-
    3. Beneficiaries of Government Schemes will get Direct Benefit Transfer in the accounts opened under this scheme.
    4. Overdraft facility up to Rs.5000/- is available in only one account per household, preferably lady of the household.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1, 2 and 3 Only
    • b) 2, 3 and 4 Only
    • c) 1, 2 and 4 Only
    • d) All
    Correct
    Solution: d
  • 3. Question

    SIMBEX is the bilateral Naval Exercise between:

    • a) India and Malaysia
    • b) India and Vietnam
    • c) India and SIngapore
    • d) India and Indonesia
    Correct
    Solution: c
  • 4. Question

    The Vice President of India is elected by an electoral college consisting of members of:

    1. Lok Sabha.
    2. Rajya Sabha.
    3. State Legislative Assemblies.
    4. State Legislative Councils.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 1,2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1,2 and 4 Only
    • d) 2 and 4 Only
    Incorrect
    Solution: aReference: http://vicepresidentofindia.nic.in/election.asp.
  •  

    26/05/2015

  • 1. Question

    Which of the following nuclear power plant locations are correctly matched?

    1. Kaiga: Tamil Nadu
    2. Narora: Uttar Pradesh.
    3. Tarapur: Karnataka
    4. Kudankulam: Tamil Nadu.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    • a) 1,2 and 4 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 2 and 4 Only
    • d) 2, 3 and 4 Only
    Correct
    Solution:cExplanation:Tarapur: Maharashtra,Kaiga is in KarnatakaReference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_India#Nuclear_power_plants.
  • 2. Question

    The state list in the seventh schedule of the Indian constitution includes:

    1. Fisheries
    2. Taxes on agricultural income.
    3. Estate duty in respect of agricultural land.
    4. Capitation taxes.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    • a) 1, 2 and 3 Only
    • b) 2, 3 and 4 Only
    • c) 1, 2 and 4 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: dReference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_List.
  • 3. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is appointed by the President of India.
    2. The Council of Ministers in Delhi shall be collectively responsible to the Delhi state Legislative Assembly.
    3. The present Legislative Assembly of Delhi is unicameral.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: dReference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Delhi.
  • 4. Question

     

    Consider the following statements

    1. Tamils in Sri Lanka constitute more than twenty per cent of its total population
    2. Sri Lankan Tamils are mainly located in the Northern and Western provinces
    3. Ancestry of Sri Lankan Tamils dates back to sixteenth century when they first migrated from India and settled as laborers in Dutch plantations

    Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3Only
    • d) All
    Correct
    Sri Lankan Tamils or Ceylon Tamils, also known as Eelam Tamils in Tamil, are members of the Tamil ethnic group native to the South Asian island state of Sri Lanka. According to anthropological and archaeological evidence, Sri Lankan Tamils have a very long history in Sri Lanka and have lived on the island since around the 2nd century BCE.According to the 2012 census there were 2,270,924 Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka, 11.21% of the population Sri Lankan Tamils constitute an overwhelming majority of the population in the Northern Province and are the largest ethnic group in the Eastern Province. They are minority in other provinces. 70% of Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka live in the Northern and Eastern provinces

28/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    With reference to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), consider the following statements:

    1. Under the provisions of AFSPA, the choice of declaring any area as ‘disturbed’ vests both with state and central government.
    2. The decision of the government to declare a particular area ‘disturbed’ cannot be challenged in a court of law.
    3. Even a non-commissioned officer is granted the right to shoot to kill based on mere suspicion that it is necessary to do so in order to “maintain the public order”

     

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
  • 2. Question

    The government can declare the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in which of the following conditions?

    1. When the local administration fails to deal with local issues and the police prove inefficient to cope with them.
    2. When the scale of unrest or instability in the state is too large for the police to handle.
    3. In case of failure of the constitutional machinery in the state.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: c

     

  • 3. Question

    With reference to PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, consider the following statements:

    1. It is a two-tier system consisting of Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries of the States.
    2. It provides platform to discuss IPR-related issues in India.

    Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
    Incorrect
    Solution: d

    Explanation: It is a three-tier system (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States). It offers a unique combination in the direction of cooperative federalism since it brings on one stage the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States. With this, the Prime Minister is able to discuss the issues with the concerned Central and State officials with full information and latest visuals of the ground level situation. It is also an innovative project in e-governance and good governance.

  • 4. Question

    Which of the following are correctly matched?

    1. Rani Jhansi Marine National Park: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    2. Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park: Tamil Nadu
    3. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park: Lakshadweep

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 2 and 3 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: b

    Explanation: Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_India.

 

29/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. The Kasturirangan panel was set up by the Government of India to study the Gadgil committee report on the Western Ghats.
    2. The Kasturirangan panel recommended for a complete ban on hydroelectric projects in Western Ghats.
    3. The Western Ghats is spread across six states in India.

    Which of the above statements is/are Correct?

    • a) 1 and 2 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: cExplanation: Kasturirangan Panel has banned development of any township or construction over the size of 20,000 sq m in the Ecologically Sensitive Zone. It has not recommended a ban on hydroelectric projects in the zone, but put a regime of stricter clearances for dams and other projects.

  • 2. Question

    With reference to Digital Locker, a dedicated personal storage space, consider the following statements:

    1. It was launched by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, under the Ministry of Communications and IT.
    2. It will be linked to each resident’s Aadhaar number.
    3. It provides e-Sign facility which can be used to digitally sign e-documents.

    Which of the above statements is/are Correct?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: d 

  • 3. Question

    With reference to Mega Food Parks Scheme, consider the following statements:

    1. The Scheme has a cluster based approach based on a hub and spokes model.
    2. State Government/State Government entities/Cooperatives applying for setting up a project under the scheme are required to form a separate Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
    3. The financial assistance for Mega Food Parks under the Scheme is provided in the form of grant-in-aid at 50% of eligible project cost for all the states.

    Which of the above statements is/are Correct?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: aExplanation: Mega Food Park project is implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which is a Body Corporate registered under the Companies Act. State Government/State Government entities/Cooperatives applying for setting up a project under the scheme are not required to form a separate SPV. The financial assistance for Mega Food Park is provided in the form of grant-in-aid at 50% of eligible project cost in general areas and at 75% of eligible project cost in NE Region and difficult areas (Hilly States and ITDP areas) subject to maximum of Rs. 50 crore per project.

  • 4. Question

    Which of the following are correctly matched?

    1. Karnataka: Mullayanagiri
    2. Tamil Nadu: Anamudi
    3. Kerala: Doddabetta

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 1 and 2 Only
    • c) 1 and 3 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: aExplanation: Kerala: Anamudi, Tamil Nadu: Doddabetta

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_states_and_territories_by_highest_point.

 

30/05/2015

 

  • 1. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. The only naturally occurring isotope of iodine is stable iodine-127.
    2. It is employed in medicine to monitor thyroid gland functioning, to treat goitre and thyroid cancer, and to locate tumours of the brain and of the liver.

     

    Which of the above statements is/are CORRECT?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None
  • 2. Question

    With reference to the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) initiative, consider the following statements:

    1. A special purpose vehicle Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) was created as a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) for the execution of the project.
    2. The project will be funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).
    3. The project includes signing a tripartite MoU for free Right of Way (RoW) among the Union Government, State Government and Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL).

    Which of the above statements is/are CORRECT?

    • a) 1 and 3 Only
    • b) 2 and 3 Only
    • c) 1 and 2 Only
    • d) All
    Incorrect
    Solution: d
  • 3. Question

    Nai Roshni Scheme is for the leadership development of:

    • a) Pregnant women
    • b) Adolescent women
    • c) Minority women
    • d) Women belonging to SC or ST communities
  • 4. Question

    With reference to One-rank one-pension scheme, consider the following statements:

    1. Indian Navy and Indian Air force have already implemented this Scheme.
    2. This is a scheme which will ensure that soldiers of the same rank and the same length of service receive the same pension, irrespective of their retirement date.

    Which of the above statements is/are CORRECT?

    • a) 1 Only
    • b) 2 Only
    • c) Both
    • d) None

 

 

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